#aromatic for #navigatingthroughnovember . I am positively obsessed with this candle. It is from a library themed collection which is no longer being carried by Barnes and Nobles. It's the Ralph Waldo Emerson scent. Earthy! It is cedar and smoke and cinnamon and maybe orange rind. And I just can't get enough of it at this time of the year! I went online and ordered two for the season for me! . I was feeling a little grumbly, dreadful, and weird yesterday evening. I realized this morning, although I'd gotten a good writing fix in, it was my art child inside who needed to get some creative play on. So I redecorated my space for the Fall/ pre-Thanksgiving vibe and I feel so much better. I lit my candle and made a mulled wine drink with lite cranberry juice, apple cider, and the last of the Malbec. . My brown shag rug's in place and I lit the pilot for the gas fireplace 🔥🍷🕯. I guess we always know what we need to feel cared for. It takes such patience and intention to make those self care choices happen. . "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson- . #cornucopia#candle#paddywax#taleswithfriends#trendrebels#interiors#fridayfaffing#onthebar#beyourself#mywisdomlessons#ralphwaldoemerson
It begins tomorrow. The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge. Seven days of thinking and feeling out loud. No pictures of you required. Just a little soul searching and honesty. Check out the word prompt picture two posts back for the rest of the details. This community is wonderful and the opportunity to make new connections with each other and ourselves is one of my biggest joys. Remember to tag your posts with #soul_selfie and search that tag to see all the posts you have missed. Tag me also at @shalaghhogan so I can find your post quicker. Can't wait to read all your stories and see your pictures. Meanwhile, this is what I did with half of my anniversary flowers. . #challenge#interiors#mantel#autumn#vignette#faffing#anniversaryflowers#creativemamas#trendrebels#createeveryday#floraldesign#flowersofinstagram
Halloween decorating is such a thing for me. I get to dreading the effort, dragging stuff down from the attic. But then I know how much it means to the children. And me. So on Thursday I decorated. On Friday I videotaped a walk through of the downstairs. And on Saturday, I posted a blog post on the decorations now including the video. Link in my profile to Shalavee.com and Halloween Decorations 2016. #halloweendecor#ourcreativeselves#ontheblog#taleswithfriends#interiordesign#trendrebels
Behemoth #chandelier, Phase 1: complete ✔️ If you saw our IGstory's you know this 👆🏼DIY took a considerable amount of 🕰🤔and 💪🏼to pull off. It turns out when you deconstruct something (we're splitting up the original #craigslist 25 sq ft chandelier to make 5 different chandeliers) that holds a lot of weight you have to do a whole lot of fancy footwork 👣to make sure it's structurally sound. How's that for #fearlesshome ? Is it Vegas? Mebbe but I don't care 🤓 It's sooooo #sparkly ✨I'm drunk on prism💎love 😍 Why is it #makemesmilethursday ? Because it's done. Finally. Why are there only three chairs? Check @hudson_louie black+blue beauty and you'll see what's happening there #inspiration As it turns out when you up your game with a BC it causes a domino effect of decor changes. And of course now I'm also searching for the Just Right table 💻😳🙄#photobombingcat #yourcreativeworkspace
My all time fave thrift scores? Funky needlepoints that can be upcycled into pillows! This one loosely translates to 'Sleep my love'💕 Pro tip: always check those overlooked fabric/craft supply nooks when yer thrifting--that's where they hide out!
I was tagged by two lovelies Jamie @onequaintzebra for #widn and Hollie @artfulhomestead for #i💙artsundays. Wassup 😉 right now? We're still working out details for the bottom third ⬆️ (yes this is just 1/3) of the Behemoth Chandelier. I'm liking the idea of it as is but suspended by cables (gives me a whole under the ground Louvre vibe) but it's Seriously Heavy (this is it sans 💎crystals - just with the little drops). So there it sits plunked on the table while we 🤔🤔 The #art portion of this post? The transom-style paintings above the rolling French doors were done by me. (There's a whole backstory I won't go into now.) I often try to place art in unexpected places to give the eye a surprise #trendrebels On the bookcase is a watercolor by a dear friend I see entirely too little of. It it one of my favorite things. I adore seeing art "stacked" thru sight lines. It gives a sense of mystery. At least to me. Do you have art you want to share @artynads @megillicutti and @houseofhipstersblog ? Please do! (And is that a vintage children's library cart in the corner? Yes it is. Another one of my wannabe librarian 🤓 wishes has been granted by the thrifting fairies ✨)